Patty’s Post Picks June 30, 2021 Featuring, author Abbie Johnson Taylor, business owner walki arisme, poet Joan Myles and musical bloggers Sally Cronin and William Price King #WordPressWednesday

Patty’s Post Picks June 30, 2021 Featuring, author Abbie Johnson Taylor, business owner walki arisme, poet Joan Myles and musical bloggers Sally Cronin and William Price King #WordPressWednesday

Hi everyone and welcome back to another installment of Patty’s Post Picks.

As many of you know, I’m hopelessly addicted to reading and blogging blogs. Each week, I try to pick out some of the absolute best posts from both clients and fellow bloggers throughout the blogosphere and share them here with you.

Today, as I am readying this post for #WordPressWednesday it is Monday June 28TH. Which just so happens to be my daughter Polly’s 13TH wedding anniversary.

Well, what better way to celebrate such a day than to kick off Patty’s Post Picks with a post about weddings.

Here’s author Abbie Johnson Taylor with more.

My Wedding Dress #SocialMediaMonday

Image contains: Abbie, smiling.

Thanks to fellow blogger Ernest Dempsey for publishing this work of creative nonfiction. I wrote it several years ago during a memoir-writing workshop, where we were prompted to write about a particular article of clothing. Another workshop participant wrote and shared the story that inspired The Red Dress, but I digress. If, after reading my story on Ernest’s blog, you’d like to know more about my wedding, I suggest you read My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds. Enjoy!


It was a mauve color. Reaching to my ankles, it had long sleeves and a low neckline. Kathleen, my sister-in-law, bought it for me as a birthday present the year my late husband Bill and I were married.

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Next up, even though we’re in the throws of summer, still we must plan for the school year ahead. Here’s walki arisme founder of Scholars Fund to help us ready our college students for the coming year with an informative post about work study programs. Keep reading below for more.


June 23, 2021 / Scholars Fund /

Work Study Programs for College Students

A work study program is just that: the student works while attending college. In many cases, the student has to inquire before applying for the position of choice. Once hired, the student can work full-time at the school for a tuition-free education.

To reiterate, you must double-check that the college will agree to spot you while you work for them. While I am not sure about the part-time work, I do know that if a student works full-time and gets perks like medical benefits, vacation time, and sick time, they can also enjoy taking classes in between shifts. Some of these full-time positions will allow the student to take time off for final exams.

Generally, it goes a little something like this (though the process may differ):

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Here in Patty’s Worlds, it truly is a time of celebration and here’s poet Joan Myles asking the poetic question, ‘What’s the Difference?’

What’s The Difference?

*from One With Willows copyright 2020 by Joan Myles*

Okay, I forgot.

I’m sixty years old,

and I forgot Helen Keller was deaf.

You laughed.

I laughed.

And for a moment, I was confused.

But really,

what’s the difference?

To find out the answer to Joan’s question and see what she’s celebrating keep reading at:

Rounding off this week’s Patty’s Post Picks is none other than Sally Cronin and William Price King. We simply cannot possibly have such a celebratory post without some music. Let’s see what’s spinning on the turntable this week.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Music Column – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1972 Part Two – Staple Singers, Al Green, Don McLean, America

by Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life.

Each week William and I will select two top hits from the charts starting with 1960 for two weeks followed by 1961 etc..through to 1985. We will also include some of the notable events in those years for the up and coming stars who were centre stage at the time.   Welcome to this week’s […]

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This week’s Patty’s Post Picks is sponsored by author and editor Charles Portolano.

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May harmony find you and blessid be.


  1. Thank you, Patty, for sharing my post here.

    1. Hi Abbie, you’re certainly welcome.
      I woke up this morning thinking I had everything all done up and could just spend the day with my writerly muse, then things started getting busy with last-minute things coming up so here I am working away.
      have a super day.
      See you tomorrow evening.

  2. So sweet to be among your picks, darling Patty, many thanks and blessings galore! *wispy clouds**children dancing*

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